Insulation Installation: North Georgia Replacement Windows’ Insulation Services
If you are looking for insulation installation services, look no further. North Georgia Replacement Windows offers installation services for blown-in fiberglass and thermal reflective insulation. Unsure if you need insulation? Read the reasons below for why you may need to undergo insulation installation in your home.
Reasons to Get Attic Insulation Installation
1. Improve Energy Efficiency – Heat rises naturally, so your attic is the most important component to keeping your home warm during the winter months and making sure that no heat escapes. Attic insulation installation is specifically designed for this reason. Increased insulation also keeps pipes more efficient. By keeping your home consistently warm, you can save on your utility bills.
Winter is not the only season in which your home can benefit from insulation installation. Spring and summer rain bring moisture and the insulation helps keep the interior dry, which prevents mold.
2. Going Green – The United States Environmental Protection Agency offers a 10% tax credit for the purchase of batts, rolls, fibers, or spray insulation, as well as other weather sealing products.1 Now is a great time to make your home energy efficient!
3. Increase Comfort – You can feel the benefits of an insulation installation! Your home will be comfortable all year long.
Not sure which of our insulation services would be perfect for your home? North Georgia Replacement Windows can help you out; just read below to find out the benefits of each!
Blown-in insulation takes two forms: fiberglass and cellulose. Blown-in insulation provides full, even coverage and should always be fluffy. If it is not fluffy, it is time to replace your insulation. This type of insulation is very cost-effective. If you are on a budget, blown-in insulation is an economical option but should always be combined with air sealing for maximum effectiveness.
Thermal Reflective Insulation
Thermal Reflective insulation looks like tin-foil and is placed along the attic rafters. The radiant heat from the sun reflects off of it and drastically lowers the temperature in your attic. In Georgia, we use more air conditioning than we do heat, so thermal reflective helps reduce the radiant heat transfer from the roof to the attic, which dramatically lowers the temperature. If your HVAC system is in your attic, another benefit to thermal reflective is your attic will be more climate controlled so your system will not have to work as hard. This is saving you money each month. However, thermal reflective is a little more costly because of both the manual labor application and the fact that there is always more square footage of roof area than ceiling area.
There are two types of spray-foam: open-cell foam and close-cell foam. Open-cell is permeable to moisture, while the closed-cell, despite allowing moisture to run around it, will not allow moisture inside it. It depends on your situation what kind is best for your home. The professionals at North Georgia Replacement Windows can help you with that. Spray-foam is great because it can provide full fill of wall cavities and fit around any obstructions in the space.
Something to keep in mind: Insulation will not be effective unless you first air seal your attic. Air sealing uses foam to cover all air penetrations to keep your house up to building codes. The insulation of ceilings in Atlanta should be R-30 and the Department of Energy recommends up to a R-60. North Georgia Replacement Windows can help you with this service as well!
Every insulation option we offer will help you save your money, keep your house comfortable, and increase your energy efficiency. Call North Georgia Replacement Windows today for your insulation installation!